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Sandra Day O'Connor on "Closing America's Civic Education Deficit"


Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the importance of civic education.

smarrow.gif Closing America's Civic Education Deficit, Philadelphia Inquirer, Op-ed 9/16/2011

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NCSS Letter to Hawaii DOE-2011


The attached letter was written on behalf of social studies educators in Hawaii to the HI DOE. Educators in Hawaii alerted the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) that they were considerin reducing the number of social studies credits for high school graduation from four to three credits. We urged them not do so.   --> read more »

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9-11 Commemoration Resources

2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. NCSS has collected resources from its journals Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, and Middle Level Learning that teachers can use when preparing to teach about 9-11 and acknowledge the upcoming anniversary. Also listed are several additional online resources.    --> read more »

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ASCD Express on "Why Social Studies Matters"


The August 4 issue of _ASCD EXPRESS_ examines the importance of social studies and civic learning in schools, and includes an article by NCSS President Sue Blanchette.   --> read more »

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NAEP Geography release Webinar July 19, 2011


The Nation’s Report Card: Geography 2010, Grades 4, 8, and 12   --> read more »

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NCSS President-Elect Sue Blanchette on WCBS radio NY June 15, 2011


Listen to Sue Blanchette's interview on WCBS radio NY. Sue's term as president begins July 1, 2011.

To listen:
1. Click the link below and login to NCSS Connected.
2. Download the MP3 of the interview and play on your computer's media player (itunes, quicktime, etc.)

http://connected.socialstudies.org/Go.aspx?c=ViewDocument&DocumentKey=e6...

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NAEP U.S. History Release Webinar June 14


Please join the National Assessment Governing Board on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. EDT for a live webinar to release the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) U.S. History 2010, Grades, 4, 8, and 12.   --> read more »

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May/June Issue of TSSP is available online!


View the latest issue of The Social Studies Professional online today!

http://publications.socialstudies.org/tssp/

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Why Social Studies Matters? ASCD Wants Your Essay


ASCD Express is looking for short, 600 to 1,000-word essays on the theme "Why Social Studies Matters." They welcome articles that show how schools and classrooms are giving social studies its rightful place in well-rounded education. Guidelines for submissions are http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/Themes/Write-for-ASCD-Express.aspx. Please send in your submissions by May 2, 2011.

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